Mönchengladbach is a city ((261,454 inhabitants end 2018) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located west of the Rhine, halfway between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border. The original name of the city was Gladbach. To distinguish the town from another town of the same name (the present Bergisch Gladbach), it took the name München-Gladbach in 1888. Between 1933 and 1950 it was written München Gladbach (short: M. Gladbach). This spelling could mislead people to think that Gladbach was a borough of Munich (München in German), and consequently the name was changed to Mönchen-Gladbach in 1950 and Mönchengladbach in 1960.
Postmarks in Germany
Postal codes codes 41001–41239
Allied Occupied Germany Postmarks
Postmarks in German Empire
Postmarks in North German Confederation (1868-1871)
Postmarks in Prussia Rhineland province
The M. GLADBACH post office used the code 490, Kreis Mönchen-Gladbach, Düsseldorf district. RHEYDT used a Postal code 1241, Kreis Gladbach.